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Victor Hugo: A Biography / Edition 1
     

Victor Hugo: A Biography / Edition 1

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by Graham Robb
 

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ISBN-10: 0393318990

ISBN-13: 2900393318998

Pub. Date: 05/17/1999

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Robb tells us to put down his book and read Les Miserables. Read both. Hugo lifts spirits. Robb will open your mind and heart. His is the best biography of Hugo in English and probably the best single volume one in any language.

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Robb tells us to put down his book and read Les Miserables. Read both. Hugo lifts spirits. Robb will open your mind and heart. His is the best biography of Hugo in English and probably the best single volume one in any language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900393318998
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/17/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
720

Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSix
INTRODUCTIONxiii
PART ONE
1. A SABRE IN THE NIGHT (1802-1803)3
2. SECRETS (1804-1810)17
3. THE DISASTERS OF WAR (1811-1815)31
4. METROMANIA (1815-1818)48
5. PASSION (1818-1820)68
6. THE DEMON DWARF (1821-1824)87
PART TWO
7. TRAITORS (1824-1827)107
8. H (1828-1830)131
9. WHAT THE CONCIERGE SAW (1831-1833)158
10. OLYMPIO (1833-1839)186
11. `DARK DOORS STAND OPEN IN THE INVISIBLE (1839-1843)212
12. CRIMINAL CONVERSATION (1843-1848)241
PART THREE
13. MOUNT SINAI AND A PILE OF RUBBISH (1848-1851)273
14. POETIC INJUSTICE (1851-1852)296
15. STRANGE HORIZON (1852-1855)316
16. `HU! GO!(1855-1861)342
17. `MERDE!' (1862)376
18. SALVAGE (1863-1868)395
19. STATIONS OF THE CROSS (1868-1870)421
PART FOUR
20. L'ANNEE TERRIBLE(1870-1871)447
21. `BECAUSE' (1871-1873)472
22. `A MAN WHO THINKS OF SOMETHING ELSE' (1874-1878)491
23. TO LOVE IS TO ACT (1878-1885)507
24. GOD (1885)525
EPILOGUE. HUGO AFTER HUGO533
APPENDICES
I. FAMILY TREES545
II. PRINCIPAL PUBLISHED WORKS550
III. GASTIBELZA, LE FOU DE TOLEDE553
NOTES555
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY621
GENERAL INDEX651
INDEX OF WORKS677
INDEX OF CHARACTERS681

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Victor Hugo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A breathtaking account of Hugo's passions and torments, idealism and opportunism--written with unparalleled wit and cynicism worthy of Hugo himself.  If only all biographies could be this compelling, but perhaps few lives are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago